Landscape Preservation: Advanced Tools for Managing Change

Seminar Overview

In this advanced landscape preservation seminar, explore the sometimes conflicting issues that direct the process of change and decisionmaking for challenging landscapes. Review the practice and discuss the implications of inventorying, evaluating, treating, and maintaining landscape resources. Identify tools and techniques for managing change when difficult issues affect the process. Understand the philosophical foundations for making sound, educated decisions about the preservation and long-term management of historic and cultural landscapes.

This seminar is offered in conjunction with Landscape Preservation: An Introduction.

Detailed Seminar Agenda


Lucinda A. Brockway, program director for cultural resources, The Trustees of Reservations; formerly principal and owner, Past Designs, a landscape preservation and design firm specializing in preservation and management of historic landscapes; author of two books and several articles on historic landscapes


Nancy J. Brown, FASLA, historical landscape architect, experience with National Park Service, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, University of Virginia, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; specialist in cultural landscapes and Section 106

Evaluation Comments

“I thought the seminar provided beneficial information that I can use to do my job more effectively."

“Excellent presentation of current landscape preservation issues and definitions; case studies were well chosen and relevant.”

“I feel like I’ve learned a lot without having to read a dozen text books.”

“It helped me think about divergent ideas regarding periods of preservation, intent of design, and potentially resolving conflicting uses.”

“It helped me to be able to look at a property more cohesively.”


Prerequisite: Landscape Preservation: An Introduction or equivalent. Landscape preservation specialists; landscape architects; architects; archaeologists; historians; managers of historic properties; cultural resource specialists, preservation specialists.

Related Seminars

Historic Bridges: Management, Regulations, and Rehabilitation
Landscape Preservation: An Introduction
Preservation Planning and Policy Development for Historic Roads
Section 106: An Introduction

Locations and Dates

  • Atlanta, GA
    October 24, 2019
    offered in conjunction with
    Landscape Preservation: An Introduction
    in cooperation with the
    Georgia Department of Natural Resources,
    Historic Preservation Division, and
    the Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Honolulu, HI
    February 27, 2020
    offered in conjunction with
    Landscape Preservation: An Introduction
    in cooperation with the 
    Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division and 
    the Historic Preservation Program, University of Hawaii

Seminar Location, Hours, and Hotels

Confirmation of registration is sent out to registered participants one month prior to the seminar date. The confirmation includes the seminar location, hours, and a list of conveniently located hotels. Seminars generally are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is recommended at least 6 weeks prior to the seminar to secure a place and to avoid cancellations due to low enrollment.

Cost (see Register for more information)

$300 (6-week advance registration); $350 (regular registration)
Discounted rates are available for multiple seminars taken during the same week.

Customized/On-Site Training

NPI also offers this seminar as customized on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars can be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or for further information.